Proceeds from the Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series go toward scholarships for Polk County graduates administered through the Polk Education Foundation.
The application process opens for one month starting in mid-January. Watch the PEF page or their social media for updates.
The scholarship page with information and application can be found at https://polkschoolsfl.com/pef/scholarships/
Also found there are links to:
1. Application / process directions
2. Frequently Asked Questions
3. Helpful Hints
4. List of all awards available. (The list starts with a “Countywide” listing and then notes individual schools that have donor sponsored awards. Students should read each to see what applies to them).
The requirement for the Lakeland Runners Club Scholarship are: to have your coach verify one full season of participation in cross country or track, and to submit an essay on “How has the sport of running changed, impacted or influenced your life?”
Once submitted online, the students should print their application, collect signatures, attach a copy of their finalized SAR and turn the complete packet into their Guidance Counselor, by the date their school sets. Students can continue to check our scholarship webpage for any awards that might start after the opening date.
Sophia De La Cruz
Julie Van Hart